Careers advice

Find out how to get in touch with our careers adviser or access Career Development and Employability Services (CDES).

Law Career Guide

Whether you’re a high school student wondering if law is the right degree for you or a current law student planning your next move after graduation, the Law Career Guide has everything you need to know about your wide range of career options and some helpful tips and resources to get you on your way.

Law Student Development & Engagement Team

The University of Auckland Law School has a dedicated Student Development and Engagement Team. Their offices are in Building 810, Level 2.

The team is committed to engaging and empowering all students to pursue personally meaningful careers. They work with students of all backgrounds and interests who want to explore diverse career pathways.

The team offers in-person and virtual one-on-one career advice sessions. Students of all years and at various stages of their career development journey can make an appointment.

Please reach out to the team:

Kylie Chye
Career Development & Employer Engagement Manager
Building 810, Room 223

Amanda O’ Halloran
Student Experience Adviser - Law
Building 810, Room 230

Career Development and Employability Services

Career Development and Employability Services (CDES) helps students and recent graduates take their first career steps.

Career expos and workshops

CDES organises a range of career expositions and presentations, usually around March to May each year. These events often involve law firms and other organisations that value law graduates, such as:

  • Tax consultancies
  • Key government departments
  • Management consultancies
  • Finance firms
  • Accounting firms

Attending these events will help you gain a deeper understanding of the career pathways available to law graduates.

CDES also organises a wide variety of career development-focused workshops throughout the year. Many of these are hosted at the Law School and delivered by a careers consultant, academics or employers.

Other career services

CDES can also help students with career development throughout the course of their studies with the following services: 

  • CV and cover letter writing advice
  • Conducting practice interviews with students
  • Providing career workshops and evenings
  • One-on-one appointments
  • A drop-in appointments centre

Further information

Be sure to check out the Law School’s careers noticeboards for upcoming events, dates and times. The noticeboard is located on Level 2 of building 801.

For more information about Career Development and Employability Services, visit the central CDES website.


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